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Australian music and modernism, 1960 - 1975

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Australian music and modernism, 1960 - 1975 / Michael Hooper.

  • 306 p. ; ill., music ; 24cm.
  • Published by Bloomsbury — 2019 [9781501348181]
  • Sales Availability: This item may be available to purchase from the Australian Music Centre.
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  • Library Availability: REF 780.994/28 — Reference (not for loan) copy only

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Australian Artists Analysed in this Book

  Artist
String quartet (1975) by Don Banks
 Peter Sculthorpe
 Richard Meale
 Don Banks
 Nigel Butterley
 David Lumsdaine

Product details

Drawing on newly available archival material, key works, and correspondence of the era, Australian Music and Modernism defines "Australian Music" as an idea that emerged through the lens of the modernist discourse of the 1960s and 70s. At the same time that the new "Australian Music" was distinctive of the nation, it was also thoroughly connected to practices from Europe and shaped by a new engagement with the music of Southeast Asia. This book examines the intersection of nationalism and modernism at this formative time.

During the early stages of "Australian Music" there was disagreement about what the idea itself ought to represent and, indeed, whether the idea ought to apply at all. Michael Hooper considers various perspectives offered by such composers as Peter Sculthorpe, Richard Meale, and Nigel Butterley and analyzes some of the era's significant works to articulate a complex understanding of "Australian Music" at its inception.

ISBN: 9781501348181

Includes bibliography and index.


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